Dogs and Humans have been Best Friends for over 33,000 years. During that time dogs have worked hard to become Our Most Perfect Companions. Have humans reciprocated? Dog Edition is a modest attempt to rectify that imbalance with news, in-depth reporting, analysis, features, and interviews. Hosted by James Jacobson, fellow dog lover and founder of Dog Podcast Network.
Red, Woof, & Blue
Dogs and military servicemembers put loyalty first, so this week, we explore how to repay them. Dogs on Deployment matches pets with caregivers for overseas servicemembers. Then, the original Dog Whisperer trains us humans with patience and kindness.
Alisa Johnson, Founder of Dogs on Deployment
Alisa Johnson has a novel way for every American who loves animals to serve their country. Her nonprofit, Dogs on Deployment, places pets in temporary care for servicemembers. The KC-130J transport pilot who earned the rank of Captain has helped more than 2,000 pets in need. Her story of service to country and dog -- and the challenges of starting a nonprofit -- is novel and inspiring.
Paul Owens, The Original Dog Whisperer
One of the first Paul Owens teaches a new client is how to breathe, because 99% of dog training is human training. His positive, force-free techniques earned him the title "Dog Whisperer" long ago. He joins us to talk about how and why his strategies work ... and Pam tries out his recommendations with her dog, Pepper, in the studio.
01:10 – Feel-Good Military Homecoming Videos
02:11 – Introducing Alisa Johnson, Former U.S. Marine Captain
05:12 – How Does Dogs on Deployment Work?
06:53 – Paul Owens, The "Original" Dog Whisperer
08:12 - Let's Start with the Basics: Sit
09:31 – Start the Timer! Will Pam get Pepper to Sit?
10:52 - Location, Location, Location – Why it Matters for Training
12:31 – What Makes Paul Owens the OG Dog Whisperer?
13:51 – What We Have Planned for the Next Episode
About Alisa Johnson
In 2011 Alisa Johnson, a U.S. Marine, founded Dogs on Deployment with her husband Shawn, who serves the U.S. Navy. The couple were moving to Quantico, Virginia, for Alisa's military training when they realized their dog JD would have nowhere to live during Shawn's deployment. Realizing that thousands of loyal servicemembers face the same situation, they founded Dogs on Deployment. More than 2,000 military Pets in Need have since found loving, temporary foster care while their humans serve our country. Anyone can be a part of the solution by either boarding a pet or donating to Dogs on Deployment: https://www.dogsondeployment.org/
About Paul Owens
Paul Owens, the “original” Dog Whisperer, has been training dogs for over 45 years. Once a classical trainer who used choke collars and shame-based techniques, he has found a new and better way. Now Paul is one of the world’s leading proponents of positive, force-free, nonviolent animal training.
His books and DVDs have been translated into several languages and sold over 600,000 units worldwide. His message of kind and compassionate dog training has reached more than 5 million people through his products, articles, classes, seminars, and television and print interviews.
He is the best-selling author of The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate Non-violent Approach To Dog Training, The Puppy Whisperer and The Dog Whisperer Presents Good Habits for Great Dogs.
Paul Owens, The "Original" Dog Whisperer: https://originaldogwhisperer.com/dog-whisperer/
Ben and Jerry’s For Dogs
If your dog worries when you cry during tearjerkers, comfort him with his own pint of Ben & Jerry's.
Mark Bomback, Screenwriter, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Screenwriter Mark Bomback translated the book The Art of Racing in the Rain to the big screen. How'd he take Garth Stein's bestselling novel and make our eyes all red and puffy? He explains his methods ... and also introduces us to the exceptional Mongolian dog breed called Bankhar.
Lindsay Bumps, Global Marketing Specialist, Ben and Jerry's
Lindsay Bumps thinks dogs deserve their very own ice cream. And since she works for Ben & Jerry's, one of the most dog-friendly companies in the United States, she gets her own way. She visits to tell the story of Doggie Desserts, their brand-new, human-grade treat for pups. And yes, we (and our dogs) get to take a few licks!
01:08 - The Art of Racing in the Rain, the movie that has us all in tears.
02:59 - Movie Summary (No Spoilers!)
05:34 - The Bankhar Dogs of Mongolia
08:13 - Casting Choice for The Art of Racing in the Rain
10:41 - Jim's Dogs Have a Favorite Treat
15:01 - Introducing Ben and Jerry's Doggie Desserts
15:53 - Doggie Dessert Taste Test
17:59 – How the Flavor Names Were Chosen
19:59 – What We Have Planned for the Next Episode
About Mark Bomback
In 1994 Mark Bomback got his first job: as an assistant for Eagles' guitarist Glenn Frey. He held that job for a year before going on to become a screenwriter. His first credited screenplay was The Night Caller (1998). He has since gone on to co-write the scripts for numerous blockbuster films, including Live Free or Die Hard (2007), The Wolverine (2013) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). He's also done uncredited rewrites on several other high-profile films, such as Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Logan (2017) and The Mummy (2017.) His most recent project is the crime drama miniseries Defending Jacob produced by Apple TV+
The Art of Racing in the Rain on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1478839/
About Lindsay Bumps
Lindsay Bumps is Global Marketing Specialist at Ben & Jerry's, one of the most dog-friendly work places in the United States. Doggie Desserts is Ben and Jerry's new frozen treat for dogs. It comes in two flavors. Check out our taste-test video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCbEzBeYuD4
Ben and Jerry's Doggie Desserts: https://www.benjerry.com/flavors/doggie-desserts
Playing with Pups on Live TV & Dogs in Film
They say in Tinsel Town you should never work with dogs or children. Today's guests disagree.
Larissa Wohl, Hallmark Channel Animal Rescue Expert
Larissa Wohl may have the best job in show business: every morning she gets upstaged by adorable adoptable dogs on the Hallmark Channel morning show Home & Family. A lifetime animal rescuer, this upbeat journalist has a lot to share about the joys and challenges of fostering dogs on and off live television.
Wendy Mitchell, Author of Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies
As a film industry insider and journalist, Wendy Mitchell has a unique perspective on the business. As a self-admitted dog obsessive, she finds herself watching movies "for the dogs." Those two viewpoints meet in her book about dogs on the silver screen, where she reveals everything canine about the movie industry. You won't believe what she has dug up!
01:39 Listener Line Answer to "What's the one invention you wish existed for your dog."
03:43 Larissa Wohl gives us a glimpse into her on and off camera life
08:11 Larissa talks about her book club
10:09 Behind the Scenes story from Larissa Wohl
12:15 Jim's Favorite Dog Movie
14:40 Author Wendy Mitchell talks Hollywood Hounds
15:45 The secret behind the terrifying car scene in the 1983 Stephen King movie, Cujo
16:34 Revelations about the most famous canine character, Lassie
17:57 Charlie Chaplin's onscreen dog, Mut, and his broken heart
18:47 Toto Tales
About Larissa Wohl
Larissa Wohl is a true pioneer in the pet rescue space. Through her on and off camera efforts, she's helped thousands of animals find their forever homes.
Currently Larissa can be seen every day as the host of Hallmark Channel's "Adoption Ever After" initiative for the network’s morning show Home & Family. As part of the initiative, Larissa showcases two adoptable animals a day and provides weekly segments to help pet parents with various issues such as pet safety, rescue animal education and enriching your pet’s life.
Larissa Wohl Book Club: https://www.larissawohl.com/book-club
Hallmark Channel Adoption Ever After: https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/adoption-ever-after
About Wendy Mitchell
Wendy Mitchell is a contributing editor for film business magazine Screen International. She has been a staff writer and editor at Entertainment Weekly, IndieWire and Rolling Stone and has written for The Guardian, Variety, Time Out New York, the New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and Billboard. She consults for film festivals including San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Goteborg.
Wendy Mitchell: https://www.filmwendy.com/writing
Watch James meditate with Amber on CNN: CNN on dog meditation with James Jacobson
Loki & Big Dog Takes Flight
Fly with us to America's Mountain West, where two of its most interesting denizens live.
Loki the Wolf Dog: An Instagram SuperStar
Loki the Wolf Dog has over 2 million social media followers, and after you "listen" to our audio postcard of his Instagram feed you will understand why. Escape with Loki and his dad, Kelly Lund, as they canoe across an alpine lake, set their dreams alight in a campfire, and chase jackrabbits. Adventures abound! But as so often happens, so does heartbreak when Loki's "little brother" Bailey, who belongs to Kelly's girlfriend Ally, gets hit with the number one killer of dogs: cancer.
Dr. Peter Rork's Heart Is As Big As Wyoming: Dog Is My CoPilot
In our second segment we take off in a plane called The Big Dog. It's a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan packed from floor to ceiling, fore to aft, with dozens of lucky rescue dogs. What are they doing? Flying to their forever homes on the other side of the western mountain ranges. Who's flying them? Dr. Peter Rork, the retired orthopedic surgeon who founded the nonprofit Dog Is My CoPilot.
00:50 – Introducing Kelly Lund and His Wolf Dog, Loki
02:07 – Join Loki on His Adeventures with this Audio Postcard
04:35 – Hear the Story Behind Kelly and Loki's Instagram Success
08:05 – From a Love of the Outdoors to a Brotherly Love
12:26 – Take Flight With Dr. Peter Rork on a Rescue Transport Mission
19:41 – Find Out What We Have Planned for Next Week!
About Loki the Wolf Dog
Loki the Wolf Dog is one of the most famous dogs on Instagram. His feed is chock-a-block with outdoor adventures with Kelly Lund, and his girlfriend Ally. The photos and videos they create are journal entries in a life well lived. Whether running through meadows or across beaches, snowboarding or driving 10,000 miles to Alaska, Loki and Kelly inspire us to get out, explore the world, and make memories with our own dogs. Must-follow for gorgeous images.
Loki the Wolf Dog: https://www.lokithewolfdog.com/
Loki on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loki/
Dog Cancer Answers: https://dogcanceranswers.com
About Dr. Peter Rork and Dog Is My CoPilot
Dog Is My CoPilot, the non-profit Dr. Peter Rork founded in 2012, has rescued more than 16,000 at risk animals. This organization flies animals from shelters that use euthanasia to shelters that don't, so they can eventually find their forever homes. Dog Is My CoPilot works collaboratively with city shelters, local animal welfare organizations and individuals in fifteen Western states to coordinate transports. They provide life-saving air services at no cost to the shelters and adoption centers with whom they partner. Want to get involved? Dr. Rork asks you donate to your local shelter, foster a dog, and give to his nonprofit if you have something left over.
Dog Is My CoPilot: https://dogcopilot.org/
Piglet: Tiny Heart, Big Love, No Floof
The pandemic has pushed some people to learn skills they might not have otherwise learned – dog grooming, for instance. When shelter in place orders around the world took effect, dog owners rose to the occasion. Our long haired dogs needed to be trimmed! The results were mixed. Author and award winning television producer, Shelley Ross, chronicled some of the pandemic cuts we gave our dogs in a charming book titled Scruffy: Our loyal pandemic pooches and the good, the bad, and the crazy haircuts we gave them. Proceeds from the book help fund Covid-19 treatment research from The Cure Alliance. In this segment, Shelley also teaches us what Floof is, an internet trend that's sure to raise some eyebrows. In our final segment, discover what a positive Piglet Mindset is and how it's helping children and adults all over learn core values like acceptance, inclusion, empathy, and kindness regardless of looks, abilities, and disabilities. Piglet is a blind, deaf, and very tiny, pink puppy who keeps up with the six other dogs in his family, despite his challenges. Dr. Melissa Shapiro shares Piglet's amazing adoption story and teaches us what's behind Piglet's positive attitude.
1:52 Pamela Lorence Attempts to Home Groom Her Dog Pepper
3:04 Kat, a Dog Groomer from Groomingdales in Burlingame, CA Shares Her Experience About How the Pandemic Shelter in Place Orders Impacted Her Business and Her Clients.
3:51 Shelley Ross, Award Winning Executive Television Producer and Author of Scruffy: Our loyal pandemic pooches and the good, the bad, and the crazy haircuts we gave them Joins the Conversation.
4:40 Pamela Goes to the Dog Park to Speak with Dog Owners About Their Home Grooming Experiences.
5:50 James Jacobson and Shelley Ross Describe What Floof is.
7:17 Pamela, James, And Shelley tell the Story of Evie the Dog.
11:00 Welcome Back! James and Pamela Introduce Dr. Melissa Shapiro Who Shares Her Story of Piglet – The Blind, Deaf, and Pink Puppy with a Very Important Job.
16:30 James Introduces the Europeans, A Story About a Journey Through the Heart of Europe from Sweden to Southern France—All Thru the Eyes, Nose and Ears of a Dog. This Piece is the First Winner of Our 101 Dog Stories Contest.
Scruffy: Our loyal pandemic pooches and the good, the bad, and the crazy haircuts we gave them - https://www.thecurealliance.org/scruffy/
Piglet, the deaf, blind, pink puppy - https://www.pigletmindset.org/
Go Groomer YouTube Clip -: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=- MyqqUvSwds&t=103s
The Long Leash Shelley Ross Episode - https://shows.dogpodcastnetwork.com/show/the-long-leash-with-james-jacobson/floof-dog-haircuts-during-a-pandemic-the-long-leash/
Dogs Return to the White House
On this, our inDOGural episode of Dog Edition, we chase some fascinating tales of presidential pups. Co-hosts James Jacobson and Pamela Lorence dig into how dogs can impact a president's image and what we can expect from the newest four-legged inhabitants of the White House, Major and Champ. With interviews from historians, a marketing expert, and dog lovers, this episode will have you taking another loop around the block to hear it all! So, leash up your pup and join the pack at Dog Edition.
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